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A Prayer In The Time Of Coronavirus

Almighty and all loving God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
We pray to you through Christ the Healer
for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid19 virus
in Ireland and across the world.
We pray too for all who reach out
to those who mourn the loss of each and every person
who has died as a result of contacting the disease.
Give wisdom to policymakers, skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,
comfort to everyone in distress, and a sense of calm to us all
n these days of uncertainty and distress.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who showed compassion to the outcast,
acceptance to the rejected,
and love to those to whom no love was shown. Amen.

Archbishop Michael Jackson Dublin and Glendalough

The window in the Chapel at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, which was given to the Mothers’ Union for their use


Theme for 2021

"Rebuilding Hope & Confidence"

  • 8th April ~ Service from Christ Church Cathedral - Live Streamed (Clogher/Tuam, Killala & Achonry)
  • 17th April ~ All-Ireland Council Meeting via ZOOM

  • 6th May ~ Service in Christ Church Cathedral - Derry & Raphoe/Limerick & Killaloe
  • 10th May ~ Mental Health Awareness week
  • 14th May ~Thy Kingdom Come MU Service 2021 @ 2p.m. Available on Facebook and YouTube. More information is available on the Thy Kingdom Come website.
  • 17th May ~ Dementia Action Week
  • 28th May ~ World Hunger Day

  • 1st June ~ International Children's Day
  • 1st June ~ Child Safety Week
  • 3rd June ~ Service in Christ Church Cathedral ~ All-Ireland Trustee Body
  • 7th June ~ Diabetes Awareness Week
  • 14th June ~ Men's Health Week
  • 17th June ~ World Refugee Week
  • 19th June ~ All-Ireland Trustees Meeting
  • 20th June ~ Fathers’ Day
  • 23rd  June ~ International Widows Day

        Mary Sumner               Annabella Hayes
  • 1st August ~ International Friendship Day
  • 5th August ~ Mothers' Union Service Christ Church Cathedral ~ Live streamed at 11.15a.m. ~ https://christchurchcathedral.ie/worship/video-stream-1/
  • 9th  August ~ Mary Sumner Day
  • 14th August ~ ZOOM Breakfast to celebrate the life of Annabella Hayes
  • 21st August ~ Commemoration of a new plaque on the refurbished gravestone of Annabella Hayes in St. Fintan's Cemetery in Sutton by the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Reverend Dr. Michael Jackson. A grant was received from The Heritage Council for the refurbishment of the grave.

  • 2nd September ~ Service in Christ Church Cathedral - Down & Dromore/Cork, Cloyne & Ross
  • 15th to 18th September ~ National & World Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois, Ireland ~ CANCELLED
  • 25th  September ~ Mothers' Union Annual Gathering
This will be a Virtual Event .
Rebuilding Hope and Confidence
Annual Gathering 2021
Saturday 25th September
on YouTube Premiere
11.00 am         The Gathering begins
12.00 noon       Worship (including Midday Prayers)
led by Rt Revd Emma Ineson, Mothers’ Union Central Chaplain
12.30 pm          Lunch
1.30 pm           The Gathering continues
2.30 pm           Close

YouTube Premieres allow everyone to watch and experience the Annual Gathering together in real time. After the video has premiered, it will become available on the Mothers' Union YouTube channel.

The good news is that the Annual Gathering will take place in Belfast in 2022 – with a Cathedral service on Friday 23rd September and the Annual Gathering at the International Conference Centre on Saturday 24th September, so put the dates in your diary now!

  • 7th October ~ Service in Christ Church Cathedral ~ Armagh/Meath & Kildare
  • 9th October ~ All-Ireland Trustees Meeting

  • 4th November ~ Service Christ Church Cathedral - Cashel, Ferns & Ossory/Connor
  • 13th November ~ All Ireland Council Meeting (details to follow)
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Base Violence
Mothers’ Union All-Ireland Vigils 2020
More information to follow

  • 2nd December ~  Service 11.15am Christ Church Cathedral

Mothers' Union Annual Gathering

The gathering for 2021 will be a virtual event

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